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Chestertown, MD

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About Chestertown, MD

Chestertown, MD is located in Kent County in the state of Maryland.

The total City Population for Chestertown is about 5,557 with about 671 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $268,479, which is roughly 15% lower than the Average Home Value of $315,602 for the state of Maryland, and roughly 30% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $44,665, which is roughly 49% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $86,793 for the state of Maryland, and roughly 22% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Chestertown Population 5,557
Average Home Value $268,479
Median Household Income $44,665
Median Age 39.1
Unemployment Rate 4.8%
Politics 49.37% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 0.75
Male Population Estimate: 46.2%
Female Population Estimate: 53.8%
Median Age: 39.1
Male Median Age: 13.9
Female Median Age: 15.2

Racial Demographic Estimates



Kent County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
Wes Moore
State governor
Wes Moore
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 49.37%
Republican: 48.13%
Libertarian: 1.08%
Other: 0.79%
Green: 0.63%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Chestertown specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Kent County: About 0 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 0)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Kent County: About 220.214 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Kent County is about 100% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 23% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Chestertown is about 4.8%.

Maryland is ranked #16 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 62.03 out of 100.

16th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 58.21

The average living wage for the state of Maryland is $35.41/hr, while the states minimum wage is $11.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Maryland a minimum wage score of 58.87 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.63/hr, which gives Maryland a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 10.92 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Maryland is $270.58, resulting in a UI benefit score of 64.06 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Maryland does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Maryland does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Maryland does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Maryland does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Maryland does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Maryland does provide some form of paid family leave.
Maryland does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Maryland does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Maryland does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Maryland does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Maryland does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Maryland does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Maryland does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Maryland does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Maryland does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Maryland does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Maryland does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Maryland does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Maryland does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Maryland does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 21620, 21690 (2 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 39.218200
Longitude: -76.071400
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 13.3 ft.
Area Code(s): 410, 667, 443